Doris Obenewaa Darko: Lady who sells food with a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Actuarial Science

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“I sell food with a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Actuarial Science. I wanted to be a Med Doctor”- Doris Obenewaa Darko (27)

Here’s her story in a QnA w/ Edward Asare

“Place of birth: Kibi but grew up in Koforidua-Kukurantumi because my mum was transferred to New Tafo Akim Gov’t hospital

Schools: Basic – Rose’s School Complex & Akim Commercial College JHS
SHS- Akwamuman SHS (Science)
Tertiary- KNUST (BSc Mathematics, MSc Actuarial Science)

 

Why she now sells food

I lost my mum in my 1st year in SHS so I had to go live with my Dad who came into my life when I was 13. My dream was to become a Medical Doctor but my Dad had stroke a month after I completed SHS so I had to do Mathematics which is cheaper and takes 4 years. I was supported by strangers and my Dad’s sick pay

I did service with Goldfields and had a contract with ESCO but I lost it after I gathered money to go study for my Master’s Degree

I became unemployed and decided to cook for homes and bachelors for income because cooking was my hobby. I learned how to do pastries online”

She however stated that she is looking for mainstream work to make use of her knowledge. She also has plans to open branches of OB’s kitchen all over Ghana and eventually do her Ph.D